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1 Secrets of a Scrum Master: Agile Practices for the Service @ITSM_Donna ITSM Academy

2 About ITSM Academy NextGen ITSM Education: Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE) ITIL Foundation ITIL Capability (OSA PPO RCV SOA) ITIL Lifecycle (SS SD ST SO CSI) ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC) ISO/IEC Foundation Bridge DevOps Foundation Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM) Certified Agile Process Owner (CAPO) ITIL/ISO and DevOps Overviews Interactive Sessions Building Blocks, Roles, Service Catalog, etc. Apollo 13, Visible Ops: The Class And more! ITIL is a Registered Trade Mark of the AXELOS Limited. 2 Since 2003 Tens-of-Thousands Trained and Certified Learner Portal my.itsmacademy.com GAME ON! An Interactive Learning Experience Public Classes throughout U.S. Corporate On-Site Classes Virtual Classes Courseware Licensing Corporate & Partner (GEM) Alumni Program PMI Global Education Provider Certified Woman-Owned

3 Donna Knapp Author The ITSM Process Design Guide Service Desk Concepts, 4th Edition Customer Service Skills for Service Desk Professionals, 4th Edition Curriculum Development Manager Certified Process Design Engineer ITIL Expert/ITIL Examination Panel DevOps Foundation certified Certified Scrum Master Certified Agile Service Manager Certified ISO/IEC 2000 Consultant/Manager Certified in Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS) Principles ITIL is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited 3

4 Agenda Agile Basics Support Services and Agile Scrum Basics Kanban Basics Getting Started Lessons Learned 4

5 A G I L E Agile (adjective) Quick and well-coordinated Resourceful and adaptable Agile (development) methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between selforganizing, cross-functional teams Popular agile development methodologies include Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Software Development, Scrum, Kanban, and others. 5

6 Scrum An iterative and incremental agile framework for completing complex projects. 6

7 Support Services and Scrum Support services include Support contacts Support acceptance (new products and services) Projects Unplanned Planned Scrum does NOT replace your incident management, problem management, knowledge management and request fulfillment processes. 7

8 Managing Projects with Scrum Scrum can be used to manage projects that flow from those processes. Support services include Support acceptance (new products and services) Projects Planned 8

9 Why Scrum? The Support Perspective Too many Surprises Unresolved IMPEDIMENTS Too many UNPRODUCTIVE meetings Constantly Changing Priorities Too much WIP Rework and Waste Unrealistic EXPECTATIONS Missed Commitments BLOATED PROCESSES Dissatisfied Stakeholders 9

10 Scrum Basics Scrum = 3 Roles + 4 Artifacts + 5 Meetings Product Owner Release Planning Meeting (Optional) Product Backlog (ranked list) Sprint Planning Meeting Sprint Backlog Team Daily Scrum 24 hours 2-4 weeks Scrum Master Sprint Review Sprint Retrospective SPRINT No changes allowed! Scrum is based on time-boxed iterations. 10

11 Scrum Gets Things Done 1 Done 2 Done Done Sprint Sprint Sprint 3 Scrum gets things done through Self-organizing teams Short incremental sprints Less work in progress Fewer impediments Shorter feedback loops Measurable accomplishments Scrum embraces the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto. 11

12 Scrum and Support Acceptance Inputs from executives, customers, users, team, stakeholders Product Backlog (ranked list) Sprint Planning Sprint Backlog Timeboxed SPRINT Define Plan Build and Test Support Involvement in Development Projects Non-functional requirements Embed Support knowledge in Dev Support acceptance criteria Incident, problem and knowledge Support user stories management capabilities 12

13 Scrum and Planned Projects Installations Upgrades Improvements Maintenance 13 Problems Knowledge articles Process design and improvement

14 Scrum is like your mother-in-law, it points out ALL your faults. Ken Schwaber 14

15 Improving Flow with Kanban kahn-bahn Kanban is a method of work that pulls the flow of work through a process at a manageable pace. ITSM Academy

16 Improving Flow with Kanban Make work visible Make policies explicit Limit work in progress (WIP) to capacity Visualize and manage workflow Measure velocity (quantity of work done in an iteration) Kanban measures include lead time and cycle time. 16

17 Project KanBan 17

18 Scrum and Kanban Benefits Align with Agile and Lean values Bring transparency to Work in progress Completed work Velocity Expose impediments and waste Improve Focus Lead and cycle times Communication and collaboration Customer and employee satisfaction! 18

19 Getting Started Define goals and work item types Select and educate a pilot team (include all 3 roles) Conduct a pilot (or two) Use transparency and data to Understand velocity Refine your rules Use organizational change management best practices. Prepare, motivate and equip people to change. Communicate successes, failures and lessons learned Document and make available reusable artifacts and measurements Improve and expand 19

20 Lessons Learned Take it slow Accept that Not all work belongs in sprints You can t work on processes and in processes at the same time It s not about the tools no tool is perfect, no tool is complete Celebrate wins Keep it simple!!! Perfection is when there is nothing left to take away." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 20

21 Sources of Information scrumguides.org download the official Scrum Guide scrumalliance.org kanbanlibrary.com 21

22 ITSM Academy Want to Learn More?

23 ITIL Service Strategy NextGen ITSM Educational Framework ITIL Service Design ITIL Service Transition ITIL Service Operation ITIL Continual Service Improvement ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC) ITIL at the Service Desk Defining Your Service Catalog Visible OPS Customer Service Excellence Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE) ITIL OSA ITIL RCV ITIL PPO ITIL SOA Service Strategy Overview Service Transition Overview Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Service Operation Overview ITSM Roles and Responsibilities ITIL Foundation Organizational Change Management ISO/IEC Foundation Bridge DevOps Foundation Apollo 13 Simulation ITIL Executive Overview Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM) Certified Agile Process Owner (CAPO) ITIL Overview ISO/IEC Overview Solid colored boxes represent accredited certification courses. Grey boxes represent non-certification courses - Interactive sessions, workshops and simulations. Building Blocks of Process Design DevOps Overview

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